Alonso Duralde

Alonso Duralde

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Alonso Duralde's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
30% Insurgent (2015) "Perks up a bit when vets like Winslet or Octavia Spencer or Naomi Watts pop up for a scene or two, but for the most part, this all plays out like yet another movie about pretty young people in futuristic sportswear punching or shooting each other. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Mar 12, 2015
60% Run All Night (2015) "There's not much new in this tale of grim men staring, and then shooting, each other down, but this cast and crew know how to spin this yarn with efficacy and economy. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Mar 10, 2015
31% Chappie (2015) "Like the director's previous films, it offers intriguing ideas and cool visuals before completely falling apart as a story. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Mar 7, 2015
17% The Gunman (2015) "What begins and ends as an exploration of Western exploitation of the Congo mostly follows the standard track of the retired hit-man who realizes that he hasn't quite yet eluded the sins of the past. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Mar 6, 2015
62% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) "Coasting is all there is, in the hopes that these charismatic actors can somehow make tandoori chicken salad out of a screenplay full of lazily-constructed conflicts so contrived they'd get booted out of the Two and a Half Men writer's room. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Mar 4, 2015
11% Unfinished Business (2015) "The fact that it can't spell out the basics of this business deal - outside of some "robble robble projected income graph percentage closing" jargon - is indicative of a general lack of focus and an inconsistency in tone. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Mar 4, 2015
81% Queen and Country (2015) "It's never going to be more than a footnote to the far superior Hope and Glory, but sometimes, when you're feeling nostalgic it can be fun to dig out the other, less interesting photo album. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Feb 26, 2015
96% Wild Tales (2015) "Damián Szifrón spins a series of superior yarns, all of them unpredictable yet at the same time recognizably human. Any anthology film runs the risk of being judged by its weakest link, but there's not a single dud in the bunch. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Feb 20, 2015
14% Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015) "There's another time problem here: namely, the minutes that drag between one laugh and the next. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Feb 19, 2015
60% The Last 5 Years (2015) "Moving and bittersweet, with great songs performed by two very skilled performers. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Feb 13, 2015
74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) "I don't use the word "reprehensible" a lot, but that's what this movie becomes after a promising start. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Feb 13, 2015
25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) "Less interested in sexual power dynamics than in lassoing this guy into what the movie perceives as "normalcy." " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Feb 13, 2015
96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) "So smart and perceptive about the quotidian ups and downs of its protagonists' lives that it's almost a jolt when, say, they start levitating off the ground or get into a passive-aggressive argument with a pack of werewolves. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Feb 12, 2015
25% Jupiter Ascending (2015) "There is no "up" in space, and there is no "the top" over which The Wachowskis will not go in Jupiter Ascending, a sci-fi saga that's convoluted and silly, but also exciting and enthralling over the course of its two-hours-and-change running time. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Feb 2, 2015
78% The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) "You certainly don't have to be a fan of the show to find yourself enchanted by the goofball humor. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jan 31, 2015
11% The Loft (2015) "The more we get to know this crew, the harder it is to care about any of them; the men are all portrayed as lecherous horndogs, while the women are either shrews, ice queens or self-professed whores. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jan 30, 2015
90% Mommy (2015) "Left me not unmoved but mostly annoyed. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jan 23, 2015
12% Mortdecai (2015) "While watching this new caper, I was reminded why movies like this are called soufflés in the first place: if they don't stay perfectly aloft, they collapse. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jan 22, 2015
18% Strange Magic (2015) "That terrible character design, combined with a painful lack of laughs and a crushing plethora of ghastly songs, makes "Strange Magic" perhaps the worst animated feature ever to come out of Disney. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jan 21, 2015
66% Earth Girls Are Easy (1989) "As funny and silly as ever, it's even more interesting to watch as a period piece, exulting in the dream of the San Fernando Valley of the 1980s. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Jan 19, 2015
98% Appropriate Behavior (2015) "Funny and specific, it makes you eager to see what this filmmaker does next. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Jan 19, 2015
27% The Wedding Ringer (2015) "Sets you up to expect a comedy that's homophobic but not misogynistic; that it delivers the opposite counts as a surprise, albeit not an entirely satisfying one. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jan 15, 2015
98% Paddington (2015) "King keeps the laughs coming without ever losing touch with the characters. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jan 14, 2015
34% Blackhat (2015) "Such a massive fiasco that it's hard to know where to begin analyzing it. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jan 13, 2015
9% Taken 3 (2015) "Mégaton and editors Audrey Simonaud and Nicolas Trembasiewicz take every fist-fight, shoot-out and highway chase and shred them into milliseconds of mismatched visual information like something out of a latter-day Godard movie. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jan 9, 2015
98% Mr. Turner (2014) "Takes you on a bit of a meander, but you'll find by the end that you've arrived somewhere. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Jan 5, 2015
72% Big Eyes (2014) "Ultimately boils down to being just another movie about an abusive marriage. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Jan 5, 2015
20% The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death (2015) "Director Tom Harper and screenwriter Jon Croker offer up plenty of atmosphere, but every good idea this sequel has to offer winds up taking a backseat to the most obvious cat-in-the-closet "BOO!" moments imaginable. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Jan 1, 2015
97% Two Days, One Night (2014) "Takes a damning look at how the modern economy handles the working class without ever overstating the case. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Dec 30, 2014
71% Into the Woods (2014) "The stage musical delightfully reminded audiences that while happy endings are possible, you should always be careful about what you've wished for. Now comes the movie version, and it's a singing and dancing manifestation of both of those ideas. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Dec 17, 2014
98% The Babadook (2014) "An extraordinary film that taps into the fears of both childhood and adulthood. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Dec 15, 2014
73% Inherent Vice (2015) "I get why some people will love this movie, but for me, sitting through it was an absolute chore. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Dec 15, 2014
52% The Interview (2014) "While The Interview never slacks in its mission to tell jokes, it's such a messy and meandering movie that it never quite lands as a satire of politics or the media or anything else. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Dec 12, 2014
50% Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014) "Because when young children go to see a movie about dinosaur skeletons and a capuchin monkey who come alive at night in a museum, what they really want is to hear a divorced dad nagging his teen son about the value of an education. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Dec 12, 2014
11% The Pyramid (2014) "Some things were never meant to be uncovered. Some movies, too. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Dec 5, 2014
90% Wild (2014) "In less sensitive hands, Wild could have easily wound up being an Oprah's Book Club episode writ large, but Hornby, Vallée, Witherspoon and Dern lead the charge in taking the material to a higher elevation. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Dec 2, 2014
51% Unbroken (2014) "The film boasts both sheen and efficiency without always delivering an equivalent emotional impact. It's easier to be awed or impressed by it than moved. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Dec 1, 2014
27% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) "You'll leave humming the plagues. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Nov 29, 2014
0% Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas (2014) "Had "Saving Christmas" run any longer, Cameron would no doubt have found a way to find the divinity in Frosty, Rudolph, the Grinch, peppermint bark, the Elf on the Shelf, frosted cranberry hand soap and Mr. Hanky the Christmas Poo. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Nov 14, 2014
77% Rosewater (2014) "While the film keeps telling us that Bahari survived his ordeal by freeing his mind from imprisonment and eventually outsmarting his rosewater-scented interrogator, we are told that he's doing so more than we're seeing it. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Nov 13, 2014
46% The Gambler (2014) "It's no mystery why actors and directors want to relive the magic of American studio movies from the fabled 1970s, but if you're not going to take the risks that the originals did, or illuminate as much about the characters, why redo them at all? " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Nov 11, 2014
65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) "Still very much a Hunger Games movie, yes, but it calls to mind smart political comedies like Wag the Dog and Tanner '88 as well. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Nov 10, 2014
84% Why Don't You Play in Hell? (2014) "Delivers adrenaline, chutzpah, and fake blood by the bucket-load, continually confounding audience expectations while offering up a twisted valentine to moviemaking in general and the disappearing medium of 35mm film in particular. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Nov 7, 2014
90% A Most Violent Year (2015) "Just when we're settling into the film being a Lumet-ian character-driven drama, Chandor will, on more than one occasion, organically segue to an adrenaline-packed truck chase that's as exciting as any big action-movie moment of recent memory. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Nov 6, 2014
16% A Merry Friggin' Christmas (2014) "Even with a powerhouse ensemble that includes Williams, Joel McHale, Candice Bergen, Oliver Platt, Lauren Graham, Wendi McClendon-Covey, Clark Duke, and Tim Heidecker, there are almost no Friggin' laughs to be found. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Nov 5, 2014
95% Nightcrawler (2014) "A riveting character study, but also an unsettling look at what the economy is doing to us as a society. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Nov 3, 2014
86% Adieu au langage (Goodbye to Language) (2014) "It's like someone gave Godard a list of everything you're not supposed to do in a 3D movie, and he did every one of them. Which is why he's a genius. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Nov 2, 2014
41% Horns (2014) "Strangely enough, in its thorough devotion to its premise, "Horns" winds up taking concepts of good and evil, god and the devil, and salvation and damnation more seriously than many of the so-called faith-based movies that have come out this year. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Oct 30, 2014
100% The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2014) "It probably helps to have some background in Japanese folklore, but the movie is utterly gorgeous even if you don't. " ‐ Linoleum Knife
Posted Oct 27, 2014
71% Interstellar (2014) "May represent an apotheosis of sorts, as it illustrates the very best and the very worst of Nolan as a writer-director. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Oct 27, 2014
73% Camp X-Ray (2014) "Has a great idea behind it - a young female soldier assigned guard duty at Guantanamo Bay forms a kinship with one of the incarcerated Muslims - but first-time writer-director Peter Sattler doesn't go anywhere interesting with that notion. " ‐ TheWrap
Posted Oct 24, 2014
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